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What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding lets entrepreneurs present their ideas to a large number of potential investors who can help startups reach their funding goals.

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Posted by: Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 17, 2014
Category:  Creation 
4 things startups should judge VC firms on

Last month we looked at what turns investors off of biotech startups. But what about venture capital firms? When it comes to healthcare investing, what signs should alert startups, or for that matter the members of a VC firm, that the firm is stuck in a time warp?

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on December 11, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Investing in bioscience for the long haul

Investors in bioscience are looking not just for financial returns, but societal returns over the long haul in a global economy. And that will take collaborative efforts and a crowdsourcing of expertise as well as capital.

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Posted by: Rita Baron-Faust
on November 5, 2013
Record year for venture funding of health IT companies

With only three quarters completed, 2013 has already been a record year for venture funding in digital health, according to San Francisco-based health IT incubator Rock Health, which has been tracking deals in the space since 2011.

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Posted by: Dan Emerson
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
DARPA's director of small business programs shares funding tips

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t the only federal agency interested in funding medical research. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense's primary innovation engine that's responsible for developing new technologies for use by the military, also frequently undertakes project in biology, medicine and neuroscience.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate

Healthcare conferences seem to have a monopoly on exercise and wellness, but that's not always the case at Health 2.0. Fitbits and contenders were nowhere in sight at the session on "Tracking and Monitoring Wellness."

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Posted by: Mari Edlin
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Expecting investments? Keep these tips in mind

Investors and entrepreneurs demand a lot from each other. Investors want good communication, "coachability," and realistic expectations. Entrepreneurs need a similar list for their investors that goes beyond meeting an investment goal.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 7, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Avoid common mistakes with these 6 negotiating tips

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists don't always speak the same language, metaphorically speaking, but they do share common goals. VC deals, then, should be considered a matter of cooperation.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
From company name to investment, Venture-Med Angels advise startups

After two decades of clinical practice, a couple of healthcare startups and a handful of angel investing networks, Jose Bolanos noticed a few things about the process of medical innovation. First, venture capitalists were struggling in healthcare and were moving toward later-stage investments. Secondly, physicians were self-funding a lot of their projects. And third, many angel groups that weren't focused on healthcare struggled to understand HIPAA and FDA regulations and reimbursement issues, which are crucial pieces in the due diligence process and just as crucial for the companies to understand.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on July 29, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation